Statement of Principles on Community Engagement and Support
The Law School is deeply committed to community engagement and to fostering a community of support. We aspire to make every single member of our community feel welcome and empowered, and we pledge to continue to listen, learn, and reflect as we advance as a school each year.
The Law School is committed to fairness and equality—and opposes all forms of discrimination, including racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, socio-economic, disability, religious, military & veteran, and philosophical. We will continue to work to improve our community's understanding of cross-cultural competencies and to deepen our insight into the project of eliminating all forms of bias.
The Law School, as an educational institution in a multicultural society, is committed to fostering a safe and supportive learning environment where every student and every other member of our community can thrive and grow as a professional and as a person.
The Law School, as an educational institution in a multicultural society, is committed to the education of our students, the advancement of knowledge, and the improvement of our legal system to advance the causes of freedom, equality, and justice.
The Law School, as an educational institution in a multicultural society, is committed to fostering resilience and resolve as we train outstanding attorneys who will pursue their careers and the public good.
The Law School, as an educational institution in a multicultural society, is committed to civility, respectful debate and disagreement, freedom of thought and expression, the democratic process, and the rule of law.
The Law School is committed to working harder each year to live up to our commitments and to the promotion of mutual understanding, peer support, healing, grace, and unity as our community and the nation build a better world.
Call to Action
The Law School will also publish an annual community engagement report cataloging significant activities and accomplishments in crucial areas such as events and lectures, student support and wellness, professional development opportunities, and recruitment and onboarding. The Law School will also outline selected action items each spring for the coming year.
The Statement of Principles was drafted by the Dean's Office in partnership the Law
School's Directors of Community Engagement.